Dartmouth football shares Ivy League title for second consecutive season

November 20, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Ivy League’s football championship trophy isn’t overly large but weighs roughly 40 pounds. Dartmouth College coach Buddy Teevens lugged the silver cup and its attached, gridiron sculpture off the field Saturday at Brown Stadium using both arms and some obvious effort. “Light as a…

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Resilient Di Leo helps Dartmouth to the verge of a football championship.

November 19, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Dartmouth College football’s No. 92 has the given name of Luca Antonio Liquori Carr Di Leo.  Luca, as he’s known day-to-day, is a man with many monikers. However, the senior is primarily focused on making a name for himself within a Big Green program on the…

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Lebanon High football sunk in semifinals

November 13, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – The more daunting the situation for the Lebanon High football team Saturday, the worse the weather became. By the end, with Milford exiting Henry Emerton Field with a 24-14 victory in the NHIAA Division II semifinals, a cold, slanting rain was made all the worse by…

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Hometown heroes: Thurston, Finley excel with Dartmouth football

November 12, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Buddy Teevens’ pockets are usually full by the time he exits Memorial Field after a practice. That’s because the Dartmouth College football boss picks up bits of trash throughout the session. He’s also prone to moving blocking bags, mobile water tanks and footballs back off the…

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Dartmouth football shares Ivy League title for second consecutive season

November 20, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Ivy League’s football championship trophy isn’t overly large but weighs roughly 40 pounds. Dartmouth College coach Buddy Teevens lugged the silver cup and its attached, gridiron sculpture off the field Saturday at Brown Stadium using both arms and some obvious effort. “Light as a…

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Resilient Di Leo helps Dartmouth to the verge of a football championship.

November 19, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Dartmouth College football’s No. 92 has the given name of Luca Antonio Liquori Carr Di Leo.  Luca, as he’s known day-to-day, is a man with many monikers. However, the senior is primarily focused on making a name for himself within a Big Green program on the…

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Lebanon High football sunk in semifinals

November 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon High football sunk in semifinals

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – The more daunting the situation for the Lebanon High football team Saturday, the worse the weather became. By the end, with Milford exiting Henry Emerton Field with a 24-14 victory in the NHIAA Division II semifinals, a cold, slanting rain was made all the worse by…

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Hometown heroes: Thurston, Finley excel with Dartmouth football

November 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Hometown heroes: Thurston, Finley excel with Dartmouth football

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Buddy Teevens’ pockets are usually full by the time he exits Memorial Field after a practice. That’s because the Dartmouth College football boss picks up bits of trash throughout the session. He’s also prone to moving blocking bags, mobile water tanks and footballs back off the…

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Lebanon football shrugs aside Souhegan rally to prevail in Division II quarterfinals

November 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon football shrugs aside Souhegan rally to prevail in Division II quarterfinals

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – Saturday’s NHIAA Division II football quarterfinal game appeared well in hand for Lebanon High at halftime. But now, only minutes into the third quarter, a comfortable lead over Souhegan was slip-sliding away.  Raiders fans were restless. “Up the middle!” bellowed a leather-lunged spectator, leaning on Henry…

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Hanover boys soccer falls, 3-2, in state finals

November 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Hanover boys soccer falls, 3-2, in state finals

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 NASHUA – A fabulous season ended in agonizing fashion for the Hanover High boys soccer team late Friday when it lost, 3-2, to Nashua North in the NHIAA Division I title game at Stellos Stadium.  Following 100 minutes and a 2-2 deadlock, penalty kicks were called for and…

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Finally: Lebanon captures first boys soccer state title in 30 years

November 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Finally: Lebanon captures first boys soccer state title in 30 years

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021   Look… if you had one shot, or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment Would you capture it, or just let it slip? – “Lose Yourself”, Eminem (2002)     NASHUA – Lebanon High senior Krists Putans munched on an oatmeal cookie Friday…

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Can longtime rivals create a hometown advantage on the road?

November 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Can longtime rivals create a hometown advantage on the road?

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 Interstate 89 South traffic will be a bit busier than usual Friday afternoon. That’s because the Hanover High and Lebanon boys soccer teams are playing for state titles, back-to-back at Nashua’s Stellos Stadium, the Marauders in NHIAA Division I and the Raiders in Division II. Third-seeded Lebanon faces…

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Raiders break through Knights’ armor, advance to state soccer finals

November 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Raiders break through Knights’ armor, advance to state soccer finals

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 NASHUA, N.H. – Rob Johnstone couldn’t believe it. The longtime Lebanon High boys soccer coach had seen his third-seeded team utterly dominate Kingswood during the first half of a Tuesday NHIAA Division II semifinal at Stellos Stadium and now… this? On the artificial turf, Raiders netminder Easton Wykes…

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Another football nail-biter at Harvard Stadium. Another Dartmouth victory

October 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Another football nail-biter at Harvard Stadium. Another Dartmouth victory

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 ALLSTON, Mass. – Mist and low-hanging clouds hid Boston’s skyline from spectators inside Harvard Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The gray gloom and accompanying rain, however, couldn’t obscure another classic Ivy League football contest inside the nation’s oldest concrete structure dedicated to intercollegiate athletics.  Two years after Derek Kyler’s…

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